Why We Need Your Support

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The $40 for 40 Years fundraiser will help RMHC Manitoba sustain operations at its new Ronald McDonald House program that opened its doors in September 2022.

The new House brought a 186% increase in mission delivery, growing from 11,000 sq. ft. to 60,000 sq. ft, and from 14 to 40 bedrooms with private washrooms for families in need. The new House also includes two kitchens to support meal programs, multipurpose rooms, specialty suites to serve bone marrow and organ transplant patients, secure parking, as well as indoor and outdoor play areas. 

With our new, expanded House program that opened its doors in fall 2022, RMHC Manitoba is supporting more families now than ever before. In 2023, during the first full year in our new Ronald McDonald House and continued support offered through our Family Room, RMHC Manitoba supported over 1,300 families from 292 communities with over 10,900 nights of accommodation. In addition, families staying at RMHC Manitoba saved over $3.4M in costly, out-of-pocket expenses.*

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“RMHC Manitoba is incredibly proud to celebrate 40 years of service and care to children and families. For a child in the hospital, having their family close provides the comfort and strength they need to face each day with courage and resilience. Since 1984, RMHC Manitoba has been here for families because we have been surrounded by a kind and generous community of donors and partners. We are deeply grateful to all who help make the RMHC Manitoba mission possible. Please join us in celebrating our 40th anniversary by participating in the $40 for 40 Years fundraiser, and help families be stronger together. Thank you!” — Wendy Galagan, CEO, RMHC Manitoba

*Based on the RBC Economic Impact Study and nightly average of $306 in out-of-pocket savings for families. The RBC Economic Impact Study is a third-party peer-reviewed study substantiating the annual economic impact of the RMHC Manitoba mission. A full report is available upon request.